October monthly round-up

October has been a bit lighter on the content, primarily due to some travelling. But I still managed to complete two book summaries and one blog post, so I consider that a success.

Book summaries

Blog posts

Right now I'm finishing up a summary for Michael Lewis's The Big Short, which you can expect in early November. Yeah, I know I'm over 10 years late with this one but I've been following the Sam Bankman-Fried trial on Lewis's podcast, Against the Rules and decided to check out some of his earlier books. If you've read his latest book, Going Infinite, let me know if it's any good.

Thanks and until next time,

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